None of the shows i wanted to watch were available. And Apple TV app is a train wreck.
Hoping to get a refund.
Complete scam 1/5
I took the 9.99 Unlimited access plan but I couldn’t find the entire season of Big Bang or young sheldon. Only last 5 episodes are available to watch. Completely disappointed with this scam app.
Ipad error 1/5
I faithfully use CBS to watch Young and the Restless. I am very busy, almost never home so I got rid of cable. Recently, this app will not work on my ipad! Says fatal error or just totally freezes. I have Firestick, but wants me to pay to watch anything( including what is already free on Apple products.) So I’ve been tying up my phone to watch it. Fix this nonsense!!! Always worked on my iPad until recently.
Painful to use 1/5
The performance of this app and its accompanying streaming infrastructure are unacceptably poor. After a month of regular use, I constantly experienced app crashes and errors. It failed to save my place in the shows I watched, forcing me to try and fast-forward to where I left off, which would display additional adds every time I searched for my place. It actively made me angry to have to use this app to watch CBS's exclusive content.
It doesn’t work 1/5
By concerned iOS user
The minute I opened this app it right away disappeared there is some book
WAS a great app. 😩 1/5
By WrayOf Sunshine
The app hasn’t worked on the iPad for 6 weeks. I’ve contacted CBS numerous times and the response is always sorry for the inconvenience, we’re aware and working on the problem. Was super excited to see an update today. The app loads but an error code still appears when trying to play a video.
Pay for commercials??? 1/5
With all the options to watch tv shows without commercials why would you pay anything if you have to watch commercials.
Why do we have to pay 1/5
I personally don’t think that we should have to pay to watch the app it’s not right or fair
Best App 5/5
I love CBS App.
It’s so easy to use.
Didn’t work 1/5
I downloaded this on my iPad any it won’t let me in I deleted it immediately
Won’t show live TV 1/5
By Dr. Woody
The app will not show live TV. It is unable to get location data. The NBC app can get location, as do other apps. So what is wrong with the CBS app? When will they fix this error so that we can watch live TV???
App crashes constantly 1/5
First I had the app on my ps4 and it constantly crashes while watching so I went to my phone and what do you know the same thing happens. One of the worst apps I’ve ever used.
Zero Stars 1/5
This is the crappiest app I have ever used in my life. It’s made to glitch in such a way that one must watch the same commercials several times EVERY time it goes to commercial. Sometimes the app closes completely and doesn’t return you to the spot it glitched. So you have to sit through even more ads to get back to that spot. Like someone else reviewed This.Is.A.Scam. Fix this or lose viewership. (Also forcing the same ads down my throat makes me actually go out of my way to NOT buy the stuff they are selling.)
Fix the Glitch 3/5
I have loved and Watched CBS for year.. I do not have traditional Television so I was excited that I can still watch all my favorite CBS shows abd not miss an episode.. so I thought .. on more than one occasion there are episodes of different shows that repeat themselves .. the episode description/synopsis is correct but when you go to click on the episode it’s actually the one after it.. or just not available. I experienced the with Survivor, Hawaii Five O and Seal Team.
Won’t let you rewatch an episode on app 2/5
App needs work. I fell asleep during an episode and it went to the end. When I tried to re-watch it - it kept going to the end of the episode and closing. I know #firstworldproblems but really annoying. Only way I can seem to make it work is on the computer but not on my phone or iPad app.
UPDATE YOUR APP 1/5
For months this app has been getting worse. Why can't you take the time to fix it. I would pay for it but it is not worth it if I can't get the programs!! The most favorable reviews are from about 4 years ago. I have emailed about this problem but as soon as I said I wasn't a member I stopped getting help.
Not only do I pay for service, but then I have to “subscribe” and pay for commercials. I can’t just watch episodes. Horrible app will not download ever again. Kind of upset I even downloaded to begin with
Ruined by greed & endless ads 1/5
Positively ridiculous that you now have to pay to watch everything on this app while ABC & NBC have lots of free content on their apps and also offer current talk show programs on Hulu. Trying to watch today's episode of "The Talk" only temporarily worked on my phone (Apple TV app will only work if you're a paid subscriber now) but, after the first segment, got stuck on the same commercial loop. I am now deleting this app thanks to it not even working anymore, especially on the Apple TV. I once paid for CBS All Access, but there are way too many ads for a paid service.
Garbage....$9.99 for WHAT? 1/5
I paid $9.99 for this garbage app thinking that I would be able to watch ALL of the episodes of ALL their shows....but no....only a couple episodes (like 5 episodes, out of 11 seasons of the Big Bang theory), were available to watch. CBS all access? Maybe you should change the name to overpriced CBS garbage app. I want my $9.99 back!!!
So poor 1/5
What is wrong that you can’t do what so many other apps like this can do. It does not save the episodes you watched. In the continue watching section is has stuff that I wasn’t watching. I wish I could give this less stars. Get better developers. You can afford it.
Fatal error on iPad. 3/5
I have loved this app for quite some time. I can use it on laptop, desktop, but when I try to watch any programs on iPad. I get Fatal error has occurred and unable to load videos.
Anyone else having this issue. Any idea how to fix it?.
Crashes all the time 1/5
The app crashes or freezes all the time and it is always after the commercials. I find it frustrating that I pay for this and the only thing that will play correctly every time is the commercials.
The app crashes as soon as I open it. It's been like this for months despite how many times I download. Please fix it
CBS is run by garbage people 1/5
By Alan Smithee99
They refuse to make any of their recent programs available on any other streaming service. Then they charge you to watch them with commercials. I hope terrible things happen to the people that make this app.
Edit: And the streaming quality is garbage. No matter how strong your connection is, the video constantly lags and buffers, the sound drops out, and the image quality is constantly fluctuating. This is a bad app and a bad streaming service with only one or two good original shows.
NEVER AGAIN 1/5
By Corvette Momma
I will never watch the Tony Awards again......really awful ❗️I am not the only one in my peer group that feels CBS owes viewers an apology for the disgusting stuff televised ❗️❗️❗️❗️
Terrible selection for a high price 1/5
I like most others probably signed up for CBS all access to see the excellent new Star Trek series. After six months of access, I am appalled at the lack of full seasons of CBS shows. Only 5 FIVE episodes of The Big Bang Theory are available of the 24 from this season and none from previous seasons. Worst streaming service ever. Even Hulu free version is better than this.
Not a useful way to watch a recording of the evening news broadcast 2/5
Can’t watch the news at the time it is broadcast, so I hoped to watch a recording one or two hours later. Most nights it’s not available until three or four hours later. Only clips of various segments are available earlier. A disappointment. Not worth the price.
Apple TV app 2/5
Whenever I leave the CBS app on Apple TV and come back, when I go to start a show, it buffers, then goes back to the menu. I have to restart my box to fix it. Waste of time.
Tv providers 2/5
I thought that maybe, just maybe if I signed up for a months free limited commercial viewing that they'd have my cable provider up by the time my subscription was up... I have charter spectrum. Now I'm left with 10 episodes left of a show before the new season is up with no way of viewing them. All the other apps I have for tv (abc, fox, nbc, history channel, travel channel, etc) have my provider. I just don't understand why they don't yet.
Can’t even open 1/5
On an IPhone X, app can’t even open or last until a show starts. Ain’t paying money for garbage.
Don’t bother paying for this 1/5
The app limits how many of the episodes of popular shows like Big Bang Theory you can view. They only list 5 of that and Young Sheldon on the site, none are new from 4-5-18 according to the latest one listed. I pay the most you can for this app and the only thing I get is commercial free when watching the day after it airs.
They also list every show in the series as “new” when it is not new. It always has the same date of 5-28-18 as when it aired last. I have sent emails about these issues and all they do is give a sales pitch and thank me for being a customer. They never address the actual issue or answer any questions.
I’m canceling it
Not very happy 1/5
It seems that cbs will not let you manage your app from any device except the one you activate it on so if you no longer have that device anymore it seems you can’t cancel you account. Hell I did a search in there faq for canceling but came up with everything but. So I guess I’ll have my bank and have stop payment.
Bad app 1/5
Terrible app and I should not have to pay for what I have on my television plus you have commercials on top of everything.good bye cbs app
Terrible sound! 1/5
What’s with the poor sound quality for Elementary? Most of the time I must depend on the closed captioning to understand what’s being said. Then some other shows are not as bad, but still not what it should be. I can’t imagine anyone paying for this!
Deleted right away! 1/5
I am severely disappointed that a channel that is included on our TV is a PAID app. CBS you already get your cut from my monthly cable bill, why do you need more for me to watch a show? You don’t even have every episode listed. I deleted the app almost as soon as I downloaded it.
Copper 1315 1/5
I will never watch this show again it clearly expresses money wins to let victor win this custody battle I’m will not ever watch it again!
All episodes 1/5
Why in the world would you promote this app/ service and make me pay money to not have all the seasons and episodes on here? You literally say you have old seasons of shows and current episodes that you can’t get without all access and I can’t even watch the full current seasons of many shows! Or even old shows like Kate and Allie or Unforgettable. What’s up with that??
Updated review 3/5
I have been trying to watch all morning. The problem of programs freezing you is worse than before. I have Acorn TV and BritBox on my I-pad & never have a problem with shows constantly freezing or just plain crashing. I might as well go back to recording on DVR. But I wanted to be able to watch The Good Fight but I am going to end up in a fight with the other shows. Come on people are you technically illiterate?
Seriously upset!! 1/5
By CBS no longer112
Why did I just pay to watch Young Sheldon... and yet I can’t watch the entire season.. Straight up B.S. never again! The two shows I want to see Big Bang and Young Sheldon I can’t watch!
Sounds problems 3/5
By S E Thomas
After every so often the actors voices get deeper like I am watching it on YouTube. Then we I go back in it plays the last episode I already watched. Then I have to rewatch a bunch of commercials. Just fix the glitches please
Terrible App 1/5
One of the worst TV apps I’ve ever downloaded. Crashes on an iPhone X constantly and the interface is clunky and unhelpful. It’s been deleted!
Chromecast is messed up 1/5
App keeps jumping to different parts of the episode when trying to cast. Very annoying. Spoiled many endings while trying to watch Survivor. Killed tons of time trying to get it back to the correct point where we left off. Please fix the chrome casting!!!
Should be a shamed of your self posting a AD for the Tony award after the nasty language that was used and that the people on the award show applauded. Bad for CBS to promote this hate and should be taken off the air. FCC should be giving you huge fines.
Crashes on sign in 1/5
If you subscribe to this app via iTunes, and then try to restore purchases once you get logged out, the app crashes. Essentially No way to watch content I’m paying monthly for. That’s about as lousy as it gets.
Not showing Tony Awards live in California. 1/5
Don’t subscribe I watch the Tonys live in CA!
Horrible! DO NOT PURCHASE!! 1/5
Unacceptable! DO NOT PURCHASE!!! Big problem with app. Haven't been able to watch anything on iPad/phone in a month! They know they have a problem and can't fix it! They've offered me two free months....that's worth nothing because I can't watch anything!!
Why pay for something you can’t get???? 1/5
So I paid for the service and it doesn’t work in my area. Would have been nice to know BEFORE I paid.
Horrible app...has severe download issues... plus on certain shows it won’t let you access episodes out of order...
And the cbs app works even worse on amazon and Netflix...
Don’t get it...after a month I dropped it
I have started the freetrial first, and starting to watch The Big Bang Theory. Then, the secons day when I was on episode 19, all the other episode are gone besides 5 episodes in which I have already watched before. I haven't entering the real trial, and this app is doing this to me. I am not sure why I should start the real trial after the first week, since the show I am going to watch is just gonna disappear.
Truly bad 1/5
The Good Fight is the only reason I have this and I'll dump it as soon as I'm through that. Glitchy, doesn't remember where you were or what you were watching. Your only choice is to start over and scrub forward and rewatch all the ads. Want to back up at all? More ads. Ads, ads, ads everywhere. It's also a lie. It's not all episodes of CBS shows, it's selected episodes. The amount of ads is way more than you'd ever have to put up with on regular tv, and you're paying for it. Paying. For more ads. And those ads are unbelievably LOUD. And those ads are the same ones over and over. I've unwillingly memorized at least one drug ad. There's no excuse for an app they're charging for to be this bad. Grade F. PS... if you don't think those 5 star reviews with canned corporate scripts are fake, I have a bridge to sell you...message me!